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senator, just came out in support of chuck hagel. >> right. >> but there are a bunch of democratic pro-israel leaders like chuck schumer, bob casey, frank lautenberg, carl levin who have yet to weigh in and might have some concerns and bob menendez, the proor the anti-iran hawk. talk about their concerns right now. >> i have looked hard at the statements on the internet and the blogs and what he's said. chuck hagel said my first obligation is to the united states. i took an oath of office to defend the united states constitution. that doesn't mean he's anti-israeli. i have israeli friends, i support the israeli nation and defending themselves. however, break dot-dot, you know, you have to look at what's best for this nation first and how that's anti-semitic i don't know and that's the issue as far as i can tell regarding the rhetoric of hagel. >> john, another issue of particular of those like me on the left is hagel's comments that he made back in 1998 opposing president clinton's ambassador or nominee to be ambassador calling him openly aggressively gay and recently apologized for the comme
organizations. saying iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. i have always said i'm a supporter of israel. and some cases, i have said i'm a strong supporter of israel. i have never voted in -- against israel ever in the 12 years i was in the senate. >> committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> the surge assisted in the objective but if we review the record a little bit. >> will you please answer the question? were you correct or incorrect -- >> hagel has spent last few weeks meeting one on one with senators and jewish groups to win them over on these exact issues. he is already working out of the pentagon office and will be tasked with winding down the war in afghanistan, emerging threat of iran, somalia and changing u.s. mission after two wars. we start with ernesto lunduno. ernesto, overall, how do you think he did? >> well, he clearly feels that we're or looks uncomfortable if that seat. everybody
-choice. anti-israel, aspect gay and pro assault weapon. that's not what we voted for in november. chuck hagel doesn't share our values. >> wow. pro assault weapon is a perjurorative. i didn't realize that, but it's called a liberal gay rights group and buying ads through a republican group. i am confused. help me out. >> this ad by a campaign is being done by the same company that the house and the senate republican political parties and campaigns buy all their ads through. i find it hard to believe that any liberal group will go to this douchl do so much less a gay liberal group. it's a farce. i don't have a clue who is paying for this and it doesn't matter. they are protected by the tax code. we will never know. it's ridiculous to think he is anti-women and all these things. he was conservative for nebraska, but not hitler or somebody. i find it preposterous that this ad is out there running. >> as steve mentioned, hagel's confirmation is not really in doubt at this point. my question is, was it ever really in doubt? the senate has a history of confirming their own when they are put to the
mentioned syria and with hagel everyone's eyes are on israel and iran and talk about that. going forward, what do you make of this particular team? what can you read in to the tea leaves about how this administration will deal with syria and wondering what you think about how they'll deal with al qaeda elsewhere? yemen is still a problem. al qaeda's essentially a pop-up country in northern malawi. what can you read about these guys in the next year or two object those issues? >> right. well, look. what unites i think the world views of kerry and hague sell both of them are warriors. both of them decorated vietnam veterans but they know in a gut level way that you don't get in unless you have to because it's awfully hard to get out. once in, like in afghanistan, for example, you know, they're the ones to want to prosecute the wars and seeing on syria is continued advice against a u.s. military involvement. the president's going to hear that from them if the president decides he wants to arm the rebels or do something more, then you can hear people like kerry and hagel and probably biden,
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